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Aurora University
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  • 4 Year
  • AURORA, IL

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

347 S GLADSTONE AVE
AURORA, IL 60506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
From Aurora University

Aurora University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering students an excellent education at an affordable cost. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Aurora University enrolls approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 50 majors and programs.

At Aurora University, we strive to help students discover what matters and build a life around it both in and out of the classroom. Students can choose to join more than 60 student clubs. Whether singing in the University Chorale, performing in a theatre production, or volunteering at a local organization, students enhance their classroom experiences with opportunities to pursue their passions. Students can also cheer on or participate in one of our 24 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic teams.

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Aurora University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
960-1130
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,906 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,040 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 47 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 57 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Athletic Training at Aurora University

Our program is unique in that it blends a state-of-the-art exercise science lab with the university’s strength and conditioning department. And you will apply what you learn in the lab and in the classroom right away by helping AU’s student-athletes attain maximum performance. In five years, you will earn both a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a master's degree in Athletic Training.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,679 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
425
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    40%
  • Average
    17%
  • Student-Athlete
    14%
  • Bored
    11%
  • Intelligent
    9%
  • Terrible. Third rate teachers. Waste of money.
    6%
  • Undetermined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
43%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 66 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    60%
  • Relaxed
    18%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    10%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 33 responses

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